Leonardo Da Vinci - The origins of a universal man
Leonardo had a large source of many different scholarly texts owned by his family and friends which he had access to growing up in his father's house (Santi 3). After the death of Leonardo's grandfather the following year the family moved to Florence, Italy (Santi 3). Because of the amazing artistic gifts that Leonardo exhibited as a boy led his father to send him to study with one of the most ve[...]DOWNLOAD REFERAT
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While with Verrocchio Leonardo was introduced to many techniques of art, such as learning how to paint altarpieces, panel painting, and how to do projects with sculpture and bronze. Very little is known about Leonardo Da Vinci's works while he was with his master, because there are very few examples of Verrocchio paintings to be found. Because of a traditions that goes back many years the master would assign assignments for his students to complete, so Verrocchio assigned Leonardo to be responsible for one of the angles and the landscape on the painting the "Baptism of Christ" (Santi 3).
Around 1472 Da Vinci, was enrolled as one of the master in the Company of Painters, his apprenticeship ended with Verrocchio that year, even thought he still remained at the master's shop (Santi 3). Also, in the same year Leonardo finished completing his first annunciation. Leonardo worked at Verrocchio workshop until 1476 when he set of for himself (Santi 3). Some time in the year 1478 Leonardo set up his own studio, and not long after that received two-independent commissions (Wallace 16). One of the commissions was an altarpiece for the chapel of S. Bernardo in the Palazzo Vecchio, Which is at the civic plaza of Florence. Also, around this time Leonardo did the painting "Benois Madonna" (Wasserman 9).
In 1480 Da Vinci, became a member of the academy, the Garden of San Marco, where he was under the patronage of Lorenzo the magnificent. This is when Leonardo got the chance for his first venture into sculpture. In the same year Leonardo was commissioned to paint the "Adoration of the Magi" for the church of San Donato Scopeto, which is just on the out skirts of Florence (Santi 3).
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